Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"G" is for Giveaway: The Handbuilt Home


Updated 11/16/12: This giveaway is now closed.


It's no secret I love Ana White and I'm so excited to offer TWO of my lucky readers a free copy of Ana's new book The Handbuilt Home.

Ana started from scratch teaching herself the skills necessary to build furniture and she's sharing all her tips, tricks and 34 new builds in this book.

If you have a saw, drill and that DIY initiative you too can build any of the pieces from Ana's book.  And believe me you're going to want to build every single piece.

Here's The Farmhouse Headboard from the bed plans on page 136:


I actually made the headboard for Ana to use on set while she was visiting New York City for a TV segment, see it there in the background:


image from Ana White

It's super fast, easy and portable.  Here's Ana carrying one of the legs earlier that morning to get the headboard to the TV studio:


image from Ana White

You can imagine I was over the moon when I finally got to meet Ana in person, here we are the night before the TV shoot:



Another great plan from the book are the kids Adirondack chairs on page 179:


I had made these last Spring and they were also part of the TV spot.
See the host below sitting in the kids size chair!


They're so great I even made a set for my own kids:


You definitely want to win this book so you can make each and every wonderful plan.

That's why I'm giving away TWO copies.  

And if you don't happen to win you can always purchase Ana's book here.

To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address.
(Must be a US or Canada resident.)

TWO winners will be chosen on Friday, Nov. 16th, 2012.
Good luck.
Updated 11/16/12: This giveaway is now closed.

56 comments:

  1. Oh I love Ana White. I would love love love to win her book. So happy for you that you got to meet her :)
    dysousa@gmail.com

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  2. I have been a fan of Ana White for a long time, I would love her book!

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  3. I would love a book!
    courtneylrich@gmail.com

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  4. How fun! I really like all of Ana White's plans and would love to own her book and try a few of the projects! There's always room for something handbuilt in our home!

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  5. I'm definitely buying the book for my Christmas present to myself, but to win it would be even better!!!

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  6. I would love to build a bed like the yellow one for the master bedroom. It would be perfect for the bedding I'm waiting to use and winning an Anna White book would be just the thing to get it moving along:)


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  7. Ana White rocks!! I an so happy for her success! I have spent countless hours on her website and am so excited to see which projects she included in her book. Congrats to you on meeting her and having an opportunity to share with her the amazing pieces you have made!!

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  8. heh! you know I would build something out of it - seems like I haven't used any of Ana's plans before just because everything I build is attached to a house lol! The bunkbeds on the front cover - are there plans for that in the book?

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  9. I'm a HUGE fan of Ana's. I had always wanted to make my own pieces and finally gave it a shot when I found her site. I've built a few tables and benches so far :)

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  10. I love your blog! And I love Ana White's website. Her book is on my amazon wishlist right now.

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  11. I already had to buy a copy for myself, but I'd love to have one to give away! I have two friends who want it ;-)

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  12. Love her, and I always want to build everything on her site! theadventuresofjamc@hotmail.com

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  13. I would love love love to have a copy!

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  14. I would love to win a copy of this book.
    kelly
    guildsix@yahoo.com

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  15. I would love to win. I've been scared to start building, locating decent wood is harder that you think!

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  16. I would love to have my own handbuilt home! ambermhaugen@gmail.com

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  17. I would love to win a copy of the book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  18. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I love Ana White and would be thrilled to win her book!

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  20. It looks like a great book! I've loved that headboard ever since I first saw it~I think I'd love the book, too. Thanks, Jaime!

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  21. I have just recently started on DIY projects and I am hooked. I would love to start building a library that I can source projects from.
    gbeecher1@yahoo.com

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  22. I would LOVE a copy of this book! I have build a platform bed for my daughter from Ana's plans and have so many more things on my to-do list! Jnw 1016@yahoo.com

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  23. I've always wanted to make so many things. Maybe this will show me how easy it can be.

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  24. Looks like an awesome book!!!

    chanimeyer at gmail.com

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  25. I've built several ana plans! I'd love a book!
    Jofritz1@yahoo.com

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  26. I have my mind made up to build that headboard for my guest room. I'd love to win the book to get me started.
    dezireelindsay@hotmail.com

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  27. I so need this book. I haven't had a headboard since switching to a king size bed in 03.

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  28. My son came home early from college because he's dealing with depression. We built a farmhouse table together from Ana's site. Next we're building a jelly cupboard from plans on her site as well. But we're going to repurpose two old windows for the doors. The projects are very therapeutic for him. I would love Ana's book for some great project ideas moving forward! kcarson@roadrunner.com

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  29. I would love to win this book! Thank you.

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  30. I love Ana White!!! I look forward to checking out your blog everyday.
    Roann @ macnro@ct.metrocast.net

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  31. Love me some Ana White! I would love to win a book, thanks for the opportunity.
    Beth @ WelcomeLaneDesigns.com

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  32. We're moving into a new, much larger home and would love this book for some fresh new ideas and projects! lyndsay@atlas-consultingllc.com

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  33. Ohhh I love her website! I would love to win this book, it would make a fantastic gift for my husband!

    jrfinkbeiner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. What a great book. I can't wait to read it.

    jrosencr (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. What an amazing experience! I want to win this book!

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  36. I love Ana White and would love to win the book. I follow her blog along with yours.

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  37. I love Ana's work and am a big fan of yours. I'd love to win the book.

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  38. I would love to win Ana's book! Thank you! I am furnishing a play house for my granddaughters and I know some of the plans in the book would be perfect! BadurekL@gmail.com

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  39. I love Ana White and would love to win her book :)

    (jennifer.sabourin@gmail.com)

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  40. What would you say is a perfect beginner project? I haven't used a saw since 7th grade but LOVE all this real furniture! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  41. I love her plans!! I've already made several projects (laundry basket dresser, cubby bench, ledge shelf, and loft beds). I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

    asprinkleofthis.blogspot.com
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  42. I would love to win a copy of your book! You are such an inspiration! starlightsmile@hotmail.com

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  43. Would love to win one of her books - thanks for offering the giveaway! dakotasommers(at)ymail(dot)com

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  44. I have done some of Ana's projects from her website and would absolutely LOVE her book!!!!!!
    freseheather@yahoo.com

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  45. I want this book & it is on my Christmas wish list. I have already built a couple of things from Ana, can't wait to build some more!

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  46. Would luv to win the handbuilt home. trying to learn some construction for furniture and such so i don't have to rely on others. thanks. holiday with mary at comcast dot net

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  47. I love our blog. Would love to win a copy of Ana's book!!
    Micheledlong @ Comcast dot net.

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  48. Would love a copy, ty! lgfiggins@gmail.com

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  49. Huge fan of ana white. Would loooooove her book! katieanneford@hotmail.com

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  50. Would love to win this!
    Kanshop2@yahoo.com

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  51. What a fun and inspiring early Christmas present this would make! :) All the projects you shared look amazing, can't wait to see the entire book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I would love to have Ana's book!
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  53. Wow! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  54. Wow! Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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